Natural Dyeing with Indigo
Intermediate | 24 min 4 sec
Indigo blue is like no other blue. With natural dyeing expert, Kristine Vejar, learn how to create an indigo vat in your kitchen or backyard. Using a plain cotton bandana, Kristine shows you how to create several resist designs using clothespins and simple folding techniques. You'll learn how to create an Indigo “Mother” and vat in order to create limitless beautiful and unique indigo-dyed textiles.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Apron
  • Dye journal
  • Tongs
  • White spoon
  • Small whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • Timer
  • Clothespins
  • 3 T Indigo extract
  • 1 T lye
  • 1 T sodium hydrosulfite
  • pH strips
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Eye protection
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cotton bandana
  • 1 quart-size glass Mason jar
  • 10-gallon bucket
  • Smaller bucket
  • Dropcloth
  • Drying rack 
Learn how to:
  • Create an indigo mother
  • Set up an indigo vat
  • Troubleshoot the PH of the vat and sustain it for dyeing
  • Prepare fabric for dyeing
  • Create a variety of resist patterns
  • Dye cotton fabric
  • Wash and care for your indigo dyed item
What You'll Get: 
  • Detailed lesson on how to create an Indigo "Mother" and how to create several resist designs with Indigo dyes
  • 1 HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
523 users recommended this class to a friend
Irina Volchansky
great intro to indigo dyeing - thanks!
January 21
Great information on how to begin using Indigo dye
December 24, 2022
Bronwyn Silvester
Loved it
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